Gunman with a hatchet attacks Tennessee movie theater; police say shooter is dead

A gunman armed with a firearm and a hatchet opened fire inside a movie theater in the Nashville area Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The gunman is dead and the “active shooter situation” at the Carmike Hickory 8 theater in Antioch, southeast of downtown Nashville, was deemed over shortly after 2 p.m. local time, according to the Nashville Police Department.

So far, it appears one person at the theater was wounded with the hatchet, Don Aaron, a police spokesman, said during a brief news conference outside the theater.

“We believe the imminent threat has been ended,” Aaron said.

  • Gary

    Obama must have friends in the media because the News report from a Buffalo radio station made a point that the shoot was a local white male.

    So is this to infer he wasn’t a muslim because he’s white?????

    • Dunno, it’s like that white guy who shot at the soldiers yesterday.

      • lolwut?

        What happened with that? Short CNN video on Youtube then nothing.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Thats a terrorist attacked weather he or she was black,white or brown,safer places in the US no longer exist.